Margaret Nichols, 81

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Margaret Agnes Nichols (nee Lynch), 81, of Bradenton, Florida, went to meet the Lord on July 19, while in hospice care. She had suffered many years with lupus and COPD.

Margaret was born on April 20, 1939, in Brooklyn, New York, to Mary and Cornelius Lynch. She is survived by her son, Kevin Riess (Cheryl), grandsons Kevin, Brian (Maadiah) and Scott (Lauren), three great-granddaughters and one great grandson. She also is survived by siblings Mary Bodnar of South Carolina, C. Pat Lynch of Massachusetts, Helen LoTruglio (Joseph) of California, and many, many nephews and nieces. Twice widowed, she was predeceased by husband Eugene Riess (1961), and husband Buddy Nichols (2007). She also was predeceased by her infant daughter, son Eugene, parents Mary and Cornelius, sister Katie and brother John.

She left New York in the mid-1960s and spent many years in Hopkinton before moving to Florida and then South Carolina. She worked many years as a supervisor in accounting departments for trucking companies in Massachusetts and Florida before retiring. She volunteered for sheriffs departments in Florida and South Carolina. She was treasurer of bocce and bowling clubs in Sun City. While living in South Carolina she was a member of Our Lady of Grace RC Church. Margaret was always very proud of her Irish heritage and was a member of Ladies Ancient Oder of Hibernians.

Due to the COVID-19 virus, a celebration of Margaret’s life will be held at a later date.

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